STORNOWAY & POINT TRAIL
EILIDH JAMIESON - Artist and printmaker
Eilidh creates bespoke watercolour map illustrations with hand-painted gold to highlight cherished locations or golden Hebridean beaches.
Her business’ main theme is the idea of ‘home’, which she hopes to capture in in every print . The gold is a simple touch that can show where you love the most. You can find a variety of merchandise in her new shop, such as stickers, hoodies, t-shirts, mugs and prints.
ED LEWIS - Artist and photographer
My work as an archaeologist, producing archaeological site plans, sections and artefact drawings and historic landscape characterisation helped to give me the background to fulfil my early ambitions to become a wildlife artist.
It is only in the past few years that I have had the time to pick up a pencil/paintbrush again since giving up professional archaeology and moving to the Outer Hebrides. One of the reasons my wife and I moved here is its rich and diverse wildlife and landscape, something I wanted to capture - both graphically and digitally.
I've always been interested in nature, science and history, and as a child I used to draw a lot, trying to capture as realistically as possible the natural world around me. As a result, I try to produce realistic, almost photographic, paintings and drawings. I suppose this is the scientist in me - I have an almost forensic eye for detail.
In my photographs and artwork, I try to capture the detail or 'essence' of the subject (whether it be animal, plant or landscape), but using an artist's eye for composition, placing and light.
DONALD LIBBY - Artist
DOTTY M RENNOX - Artist
My name is Dotty and I have lived on the Isle of Lewis since 1998. I originate from Lanarkshire on 'mainland' Scotland. I work full time in the NHS. I have two grown up sons and spend my time outside of work creating and exploring with my artwork.
I have an eclectic style. I use mixed media (acrylic on canvas /sea glass/ sea pottery to create my art. The land, sea and sky of the Outer Hebrides deeply inspire my work and the colours I am drawn to when I paint. I’m passionate about combing the beaches up and down these islands to find the most beautiful colourful and unique pieces of sea glass and sea pottery. The story of each piece intrigues me.
I love the space and calm the surrounding environment gives me. It brings me joy and a way to express the creative passion I have within me. It's all about the story, the history, coming to life in a piece of art that speaks to us. Art has become very important to me living in such a wild beautiful place.
JANE MACINTOSH - Artist
MARGARET MACLEAN - Artist
Margaret is strongly inspired by landscapes around her here in the Western Isles and loves depicting scenes in what she does. From the beach scenes to dramatic coastline scenes through to town and village images. Also the wildlife is inspiring to her as an artist and she likes depicting them in different media.
Margaret loves trying different styles with different media and using colour for depth. She also has brought out a range of different merchandise products featuring her own artwork.
PEARSE O'HALLORAN - Designer and Illustrator
Launched on the Island in 2019, we’re an independent Graphic Design studio based in centre of Stornoway. We largely work with clients across a range of sectors helping them with branding and print design projects.
We also run an online shop where we use the Outer Hebrides as our inspiration for our own original designs. We sell a range of contemporary cultural merchandise, souvenirs and giftware. You can order online and we can either post it out or you can collect in person from our studio in Stornoway. We also stock our items in An Lanntair’s shop, so you browse our full range there.
MATHILDE PIARD, DRAGONS ARE REAL - Textiles
My name is Mathilde. I am French and have been settled in the Outer Hebrides since 2019. I fell in love with Scotland a long time ago and followed my heart to live my dream - making a living from my passion.
Dragons Are Real is the combination of my creative explorations which I have been doing since childhood. I go deep into myself and create, using my feelings, to make sincere and beautiful tings. Currently, my explorations are resulting in the use of rope and dyeing with plants to produce unique items that will last for years due to their practicality, quality and timeless design.
HEATHER AND JOHN TAYLOR, PICKLEBERRY STUDIOS - Crafts
Heather and John, originally from Merseyside, purchased a property on Lewis in 2012 and set about converting the outbuilding into a studio and workshop.
Heather creates a beautiful range of accessories and homeware adding exquisite embroidery designs using her Brother embroidery machines. Her inspiration is often drawn from the vibrant colours of the island landscape and seas.
John has always been interested in all things hi-tech and currently has a laser cutter and a CNC engraver/cutter in his workshop.
He is able to create carved or laser etched chopping boards , coasters , signs and decorations from wood , slate or acrylic.
Check out our Honesty Box Shop outside the studio in Flesherin, Point, HS2 0HE